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Sep 2018


Life & health

Bulk benefits

Mednefits co-founder and CEO Chris Teo says the lack of big HR budgets should not inhibit SME employees’ access to comprehensive health care.

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View from India: To be simpler and to cover more

Health insurance policies in India are set to become simpler with minimal exclusions. Also, with greater use of technology by insurers, policyholders can look forward to better services.

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Combatting workplace stress with a healthy corporate culture

Cigna’s Jason Sadler looks at how mental and physical wellness programmes are improving productivity, helping provide affordable quality healthcare and supporting greater talent engagement.

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The digital future of health insurance

Diseases, treatments and regulatory systems around the world have all undergone substantial and rapid change. With surging digitalisation, that pace is increasing. RGA head of global health Alan Watts says the time for the industry to act is now.


Future proofing insurance

Vietnam is a fast-developing insurance market that holds a great deal of interest for both global and regional insurance firms. PVI Insurance deputy CEO Nguy?n Quang Vinh talks about how the market is changing fast.

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Vietnam's Fast & Furious motor industry

The 6th Asia Motor Insurance and Claims Conference, held in Hanoi, was a study in contrasts – a futuristic vision of what the next decade might hold for motor insurance but an acknowledgement that few of the players are making money from motor.

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A role for insurance in food security in Asia

While food and water security is a global issue, it is particularly important in Asia. Allianz SE Reinsurance branch Asia Pacific agriculture underwriter Sonia Rawal discusses.

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The ins and outs of self-insurance

While more captives are popping up across Asia, their growth is slow in comparison to the global GDP contribution of the region. The Asian Captives Conference aimed to understand the trends of the captives industry.

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South Asia: A booster dose for agriculture insurance

The impact of climate change is making life increasingly difficult for farmers in South Asia. We look at a few markets in the region to understand the impact of agriculture insurance on the local population.
  • The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana scheme
  • Green Delta Insurance’s weather index-based agriculture insurance and yield index-based agriculture insurance.
  • Agricultural and Agrarian Insurance Board’s cover for farmers of six crops - rice, onions, potatoes, chillies, maize and soybeans.

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